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Gay Chechens Detail Abuse in New Human Rights Watch Report

"The sounds of torture are just there all day," a survivor of detention camps tells Human Rights Watch. 

North Carolina to Host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

Charlotte became eligible to host the game after North Carolina passed a "compromise" bill that repealed House Bill 2. 

NYT: Gay Russians Face Discrimination in Brooklyn

Gay Russians gathered to speak about the importance of being out in their communities at Brighton Beach Pride.

Joshua Johnson Is Part of NPR's New Generation

The recently appointed host of 1A hopes to cut through the static of the political news cycle and bring diverse perspectives to public radio. 

Gay Chechens Trying to Escape Russia Denied Visas by U.S.

Those trying to escape persecution can't find a country to take them in.

Shepard Smith: No Problems Being Out at Fox News

Smith, who officially came out last year, said, "I didn't think I was in."

White House Staffer: Unaware if Trump Knows About Chechnya

A White House spokeswoman could not confirm if Trump is aware of the reports that gay and bisexual men are being detained and persecuted in Chechnya.

What’s Going on in the Richard Simmons Saga?

Richard Simmons is suing two tabloids for libel after they published stories claiming he was in the process of transitioning. 

Marriage Equality Comes to Bermuda

Winston Godwin and Greg DeRoche will be the first same-sex couple to wed in Bermuda.

Vladimir Putin Plans to Investigate Abuse of Gay and Bi Men in Chechnya

Putin will create a group to investigate the claims, which he refers to as "well-known information, or rumors" about men "with a nontraditional sexual orientation."

LGBT Groups: 'Religious Freedom' Order May Still Be Used to Discriminate

Even though explicit anti-LGBT language was not in the final order, other provisions could enable discrimination, activists say.

LGBT Activists Arrested at May Day Protest in Russia

Protesters wanted to raise awareness of the human rights abuses being committed against gay and bisexual men in Chechnya. 

Gay Asylum-Seeker Released by ICE

The Bay Area resident had been held in immigration detention for more than a month in Miami.

Gay Asylum-Seeker Is Stuck in Immigration Detention

A gay, HIV-positive Russian man is afraid he might be deported back to his native country. 

Senator Apologizes After Saying a Man in a Tutu 'Asks for It'

U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said he regrets "a poor choice of words."

Five Lesbians Attacked by Group of Men Outside Bar in England

More than 15 men were reportedly involved in the attack in Portsmouth.

Sen. Marco Rubio Condemns Antigay Violence in Chechnya

Rubio blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for enabling the attacks.

Russian Foreign Minister Denies Persecution of Gay Men in Chechnya

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is the latest of several officials claiming the widespread reports aren't true.